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Vail Daily letter: Thoughtful reply

Jill Fryklund
Vail, CO, Colorado

I thought I’d share a response I received regarding my recent letter, “A smarter way.” Maybe others would benefit:

“Dear Ms. Fryklund,

Thank you for your thoughtful e-mail. You are certainly not alone in your distaste for negative political advertising, or your desire to more fully inform yourself about candidates.



While I recognize it is difficult to wade through the extensive candidate material available on the Internet, I would like to make a suggestion that you might find helpful. There is an organization called Project Vote Smart, which compiles information about candidates’ views on a wide range of issues in order to provide voters with the type of information I think you are looking for. If you are interested, the group’s website address is http://www.vote

smart.org.



Regarding your idea, that is something the Legislature would likely need to tackle before it could be implemented by the secretary of state’s office. With that in mind, I would suggest you contact your state representative and state senator to share your idea with them. Below I have provided links to the contact information of your legislators.

State Rep. Christine Scanlan: http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/House/

members/Hou56.htm



State Sen. Al White: http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/Senate/

members/Sen08.htm

If you have any further questions or comments please feel free to reply to this e-mail, or you can give me a call at 303-894-2200, extension 6342.

Ben Schler, Colorado Department of State, Legal Specialist.”

Jill Fryklund

Vail


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